Oscars scorecard: ‘La La Land’ wins at DGA Awards to pull further ahead of ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Manchester by the Sea’

Breaking down the precursor awards — both nominations and winners — as well as the top Oscar nominations by categories gives us 35 key races that will determine the strongest contenders. Last year’s Best Picture champ, “Spotlight,” went into Oscar night with checkmarks in 21 boxes while its two closest rivals, “The Revenant” and “The Big Short,” outpaced it with 23 and 22 ticks respectively.

After Saturday’s DGA Awards, we are now up to 30 of the 35 boxes being in play (as detailed below and indicated by italics). The clear favorite remains “La La Land,” which has ticks in a staggering 28 boxes; to date its only missed out on the nomination and win boxes for SAG Film Ensemble. And with “La La Land” helmer Damien Chazelle winning Best Director from the guild, the film is still far out in front.

Among the films of the other directors who vied for this prize, Barry Jenkins‘ “Moonlight” is at 21 checkmarks, Kenneth Longergan‘s “Manchester by the Sea” has 20 boxes ticked, Denis Villeneuve‘s “Arrival” has a tally of 16, and Garth Davis‘ “Lion” is at 11.

The five boxes that remain to be filled are four from the BAFTAs on Feb. 12 (Picture, Director, Acting, Writing) and the final one from the WGAs on Feb. 19.

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SAG – Screen Actors Guild
PGA – Producers Guild of America
DGA – Directors Guild of America
WGA – Writers Guild of America
ACE – American Cinema Editors

  • 1)  Critics Choice, Best Picture – NOMINATION
  • 2)  Critics Choice, Best Picture – WIN
  • 3)  Golden Globe, Best Picture (Comedy/Musical or Drama) – NOMINATION
  • 4)  Golden Globe, Best Picture (Comedy/Musical or Drama) – WIN
  • 5)  Golden Globe, Directing – NOMINATION
  • 6)  Golden Globe, Directing – WIN
  • 7)  Golden Globe, Acting (Any category) – NOMINATION
  • 8)  Golden Globe, Acting (Any category) – WIN
  • 9)  Golden Globe, Writing – NOMINATION
  • 10)  Golden Globe, Writing – WIN
  • 11)  BAFTA, Best Picture – NOMINATION
  • 12)  BAFTA, Best Picture – WIN
  • 13)  BAFTA, Directing – NOMINATION
  • 14)  BAFTA, Directing – WIN
  • 15)  BAFTA, Acting – NOMINATION
  • 16)  BAFTA, Acting – WIN
  • 17)  BAFTA, Writing – NOMINATION
  • 18)  BAFTA, Writing – WIN
  • 19)  SAG, Individual Performance – NOMINATION
  • 20)  SAG, Individual Performance – WIN
  • 21)  SAG, Ensemble Performance- NOMINATION
  • 22)  SAG, Ensemble Performance- WIN
  • 23)  PGA – NOMINATION
  • 24)  PGA – WIN
  • 25)  DGA – NOMINATION
  • 26)  DGA – WIN
  • 27)  WGA – NOMINATION
  • 28)  WGA – WIN
  • 29)  ACE – NOMINATION
  • 30)  ACE – WIN
  • 31)  Oscar, Directing – NOMINATION
  • 32)  Oscar, Acting – NOMINATION
  • 33)  Oscar, Writing – NOMINATION
  • 34)  Oscar, Film Editing – NOMINATION
  • 35)  Love Across the Board (Over 5 Oscar nominations)

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